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Tight chest, wheezing and hayfever

A tight chest usually occurs in those prone to asthma as well as hayfever


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    beverlydonias — 13.02.2018 22:16
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    Christine Shotton — 01.07.2017 17:44
    Hi for the 3 rd time this year I have started with a sore throat, that has led to mucus on my chest and made me ill. I have been sneezing before hand and had to go to bed as I have been hot then cold symptoms. I have been to Dr who said it is viral, but I cannot take any more time. Off work. Do you think this could be hay fever. Thank you.


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      rachel — 03.07.2017 07:44
      Hiya , Symptoms of allergic rhinitis can be similar to that of the common cold - these include a runny or blocked nose, itching in the back of the throat or even a cough. However, the conditions have quite different causes. Colds, as you will know, are caused by one of 100 types of viruses, whereas allergic rhinitis is an allergy to airborne particles around us such as house dust, animal fur, pollen (hayfever is a type of allergic rhinitis). As the root causes are different, we would treat the conditions with different remedies. The common cold (and flu) is best treated using Echincaea which works by strengthening the body's immune system as well as having anti-viral properties. It does sound like your immune system is under par. Allergic rhinitis (and hayfever) should be treated using an anti-allergy remedy such as Pollinosan. I hope you feel better soon.


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    Mark Cripps — 15.06.2017 14:38
    Hi Rachel Every year around the second week in June I suffer from hay fever and also a very bad wheezing of my chest and difficult breathing especially at night which leads to a bad chest infection all the prescribed hay fever tablets and antibiotics never seem to help me Have you any advice for me as this is becoming very uncomfortable Many thanks


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      rachel — 16.06.2017 13:12
      Hello Mark, It does sound like your immune system is a bit weak. Hayfever and asthma are very closely linked as your aware. It may be an idea to do some preventative work such as taking a Vit C supplement to strengthen the lungs. Start your hayfever regime a few months earlier next year. Vitamin C has natural antihistamine activity in the body and there is some evidence that it can help control hay fever symptoms and the supplement quercetin does seem to help a proportion of hay fever sufferers, so this might be worth a go. A cup of nettle tea can be helpful too. If conventional medicines do not do the trick perhaps natural remedies, diet and supplements might be a route to consider.


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